Maldives Trip 2013-2014! Overview and Preview

Here’s what you can look forward to on this trip report [assuming all goes according to plan]:

Chauffeur + Washington Dulles Airport

Dulles to Abu Dhabi Etihad Diamond First

St. Regis Abu Dhabi Nation Towers

Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Saadiyat Island

Abu Dhabi to Male Etihad Pearl Business

Conrad Lounge & Seaplane

Conrad Maldives

Male to Hong Kong Cathay Pacific Business Class

W Hong Kong

Hong Kong Airport and Cathay Pacific Lounge(s)

Hong Kong to New York Cathay Pacific First Class

JFK Airport and AA Flagship Lounge

New York to DC American First Class
We’re enjoying our first morning in Abu Dhabi right now, and I have to say, I was very impressed with our first flight on Etihad!
Etihad Diamond First Class

Etihad Diamond First Class

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Comments

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  2. how easy is it to find 3 F to Mle from LAX. besides Dulles, where else does Ethiad serves in major US citites ? second questions, when can I use my US airways mile to book this flight and the rate for F to Male ? also on the same itinerary (oneway) can I have a stopover in dbx before connecting to male ? thanks in advance.

    • We Fly Free says:

      In general Etihad only releases 2 seats in first class per flight, though if you book in advance you should have no trouble booking 2 into first class and 1 into business class.

      As to when you can use your US Airways miles, that’s anyone’s guess when or if it’s possible. As soon as US Airways joins Oneworld, you’ll be able to use your US Airways miles on Qatar which flies to MLE, but they don’t fly a first class cabin to the United States. By the time US Airways and American miles are combined, who knows if the Etihad codeshare agreement will still be around?

      With US Airways routing rules, you would be allowed a stopover, but AA does not allow it.

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